Topic: Basketball

March 11, 2013

Delonte West, who is still an effective player and just 29 years old, is unemployed for reasons that have little to do with basketball, and much to do with things basketball people don't much like talking about.

March 6, 2013

He spent years in the hoops wilderness, and several years on the bench proving it, but Will Bynum is good enough to have a job in the NBA. He's just the sort of player whose lot is to continually apply for the job he already has.

March 5, 2013

An impractical guide to the new and surprising NBA rule interpretations that will arrive during this year's NBA Playoffs. "Traveling" has never been so complicated, so simple, so vast or so terrifying.

March 1, 2013

Some may say that athletes make too much money. While there are certainly players that help support that argument,  in the case of players like LeBron James, this couldn't be more wrong. So, why does the NBA restrict how much he can be paid? 

February 26, 2013

Why does Basketball Twitter like a super-stylized ABC Family show about chatterboxing ballet dancers? For the same reason it likes basketball, mostly.

February 26, 2013

Cavaliers fans have, out of necessity, a strange relationship with Anderson Varejao. He plays hard, weirdly and reliably well, which makes him fun to watch. But the better he plays, the more appealing a trade piece he becomes for a team that's still rebuilding. How can fans love a player so much and spend so much time thinking about trading him?

February 22, 2013

Kenneth Faried isn't an especially polished or skilled basketball player. But in his unrelenting verve and the way that he makes the most out of chaos, Faried is as good an example of what makes the NBA fun to watch as anyone else in the game.

February 15, 2013

For the last nine years, three friends have made painstakingly crafted, fully comprehensive rap songs dedicated to the NBA All-Star Game and its participants. Is it impolite to ask why and how they keep doing this?

February 15, 2013

Nerlens Noel's short, strange and NBA-mandated college basketball career is almost certainly over after just 24 games and one scary knee injury. He'll be fine, most likely, but college basketball fans are still worse off for not getting to watch him figure out for himself how his dazzling talent works.

February 11, 2013

Kobe Bryant's new Twitter feed reveals some, suggests much, and is generally and totally gripping and weird. So, pretty much perfect for Kobe Bryant, then, and a little masterpiece of opaque virtuosity.